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When and Where
  • 7/7/2020 3:00 PM EDT
  • 7/7/2020 4:00 PM EDT
  • FCBA Office
  • Washington
  • DC
Moderator:
Megan Raymond, Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Panelists:
The Honorable Scott Boalick, Chief Judge, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board

The Honorable Virginia M. Kendall, District Judge, United States District Court for the Northern 
District of Illinois

The Honorable Jacqueline Wright Bonilla, Deputy Chief Judge, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Vaishali Udupa, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel IP Litigation and Policy, Hewlett Packard 

Summary: 
This live webinar will serve as a discussion about oral argument opportunities for newer attorneys across venues, with a focus on the USPTO’s new Legal Experience and Advancement Program (“LEAP”).  LEAP is intended to encourage the professional development of junior patent attorneys and agents appearing before the PTAB through increased training and opportunities for oral advocacy.  The webinar will include the perspective of judges from the PTAB and District Court, as well as from in-house counsel.